She's Gotta Have It

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She's Gotta Have It ★★★ 1986 (R)

Lee wrote, directed, edited, produced and starred in this romantic comedy about an independentminded black girl in Brooklyn and the three men and one woman who compete for her attention. Full of rough edges, but vigorous, confident, and hip. Filmed entirely in black and white except for one memorable scene. Put Lee on the filmmaking map. 84m/B VHS . Tracy C. Johns, Spike Lee, Tommy Redmond Hicks, Raye Dowell, John Canada Terrell, Joie Lee, S. Epatha Merkerson, Bill Lee, Cheryl Burr, Aaron Dugger, Stephanie Covington, Renata Cobbs, Cheryl Singleton, Monty Ross, Lewis Jordan, Erik Todd Dellums, Reginald (Reggie) Hudlin, Eric Payne, Marcus Turner, Gerard Brown, Ernest R. Dickerson; D: Spike Lee; W: Spike Lee; C: Ernest R. Dickerson; M: Bill Lee. Ind. Spirit '87: First Feature.